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Matt Talbert

Matt Talbert is a contemporary oil painter living in Orange County, California.  He is named one of the „Top 100 Figurative Artist Working Now“ by PoetsArtists Magazine.  Matt’s primary focus is expressive paintings of the human figure exhibited in galleries such as Arcadia Contemporary in California. While he grew up at the beach, he attributes much of his artistic development to his years spent in New York City. Working in the basement of the famous Pearl art store on Canal street and meeting a wide range of artists from all disciplines was indispensable. He has recently been featured in the pages of American Art CollectorPoetsArtists and International Artist Magazine. Matt earned his BFA from the Laguna College of Art and Design and is a member of the Portrait Society of America.

 

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Desire 20×18 inches oil on linen

Desire is a fruitful exercise in restraint and minimalism, in that the tightly cropped and beautifully depicted imagery leaps out from the unpainted background. Thoughtful, well-placed brushstrokes capture an exalted yet fleeting sense of realism while waning impasto and seemingly haphazard drips gradually invade the bare support, enhancing its captivating contemporary look.

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

‘Self Portrait of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun’ [1790], Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm

The ‘Self Portrait of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun‘ [1790] shown above is delicate, forceful and gracefully timid of pose.  The feathery handling of hair, elaborate white-cream fabrics and curious pose whilst looking to the mirror extols her professionalism.

Vladimir Zhdanov 1959 | Russian Artist

Vladimir Zhdavov is a Russian painter and was born in 1959. His Theme of creativity is the Siberian landscape, the images of ancient Russian cities and royal residences, still life, female and children’s portraits, nude models. His works are in many private collections in Russia and abroad, especially in the German foreign minister, the mayor of New York, the consul United States in St. Petersburg, at the American Embassy in Moscow. About the artist filmed two movies, one of which was presented at the All-Russian Festival TV film in St. Petersburg in 1998.

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